Winter storm arrives in Mass., could bring over a foot of snow to some areas

A winter storm continues to travel through Massachusetts which could bring over a foot of snow to some areas.

Heavy snow is expected in northern Mass. and the Merrimack Valley. Up to 8-12 inches of snow will fall in the “jackpot” area of the storm, while the Merrimack Valley could see up to 15 inches. The southern bands can see of 5 -8 inches and 3-5 inches of snow extend down through Norfolk County. The storm is projected to taper off, turning into a wet mix the closer it gets to Cape Cod.

A winter storm warning has been issued for much of Massachusetts. through 1 am. on Monday.

The warning is in effect in Northern Berkshire, Southern Berkshire, Central Middlesex County, Eastern Franklin, Eastern Hampden, Eastern Hampshire, Northern Worcester, Northwest Middlesex County, Southern Worcester, Western Essex, Western Franklin, Western Hampden, Western Hampshire, Eastern Essex, Eastern Norfolk, Southeast Middlesex, Suffolk, and Western Norfolk counties, according to the National Weather Service.

“By 1:00 p.m., just before [Patriots] kickoff, you have snow, probably three to four inches on the ground but on its way out through the afternoon and into the evening,” said Chief Meteorologist Lemanowicz.

Many area churches and religious organizations have already canceled services for Sunday.

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